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Holotypes in the museum's recent invertebrates collection

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Students reached throughout Virginia and beyond in 2019

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This one is especially for our fans in WAYNESBORO and the surrounding region! Join us at the historic Wayne Theatre tomorrow at 7pm in downtown Waynesboro, when guest presenter Dwayne Jones, Director of Waynesboro's Department of Parks and Recreation, presents "Parks, Trails & Events: Waynesboro's Next Economic Engine"! If you can't attend, you can watch the presentation live on the museum's Facebook page or the Facebook page of the Wayne Theatre! ABOUT THE PRESENTATION The city of Waynesboro is on the verge of an outdoor economic boom! Sitting at the doorstep to the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park, the city of Waynesboro is perfectly poised to benefit from the 1000's of travelers passing by ...

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Closed all other days


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

We had a great time looking at the exhibits. There are a number of interactive things (not available during Covid, ...

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Now on Display

As the state museum of natural history, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has award-winning permanent and travelling exhibits.

What will you discover?

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Traveling and Loaned Exhibits

Travel exhibits are currently available in 8 Virginia counties and one in North Carolina.

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